Globe rupture during digital massage after peribulbar anesthesia

V. Rathi, S. Basti, S. Gupta*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A 75-year-old woman developed globe rupture with extrusion of intraocular contents during digital massage after periocular injection of an anesthetic. The rupture was repaired. At the last follow-up 6 months after surgery, visual acuity was 20/160. The retina was attached, and the vitreous hemorrhage was resolving. This complication of peribulbar anesthesia and digital massage highlights the importance of using quantitative techniques to induce hypotony during peribulbar anesthesia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-299
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of cataract and refractive surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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